Peart: "I was up in Yellowknife last June on a motorcycle trip across the country, and there's one of those Inukashuk above the town overlooking it, and I was quite taken with it. I bought a postcard almost exactly the image you see on the cover... I just came back with this postcard and I thought of "test for echo." I thought that's exactly what these men mean when you're out in the wilderness... when you've been hiking for a few days and you come across one of these things, it's such an affirmation that there's life out there. Again the same thing: it's an echo... and that's the feeling a traveler in the Arctic would get, that it was a sign of life. The same with the satellite dishes. I was kind of referring to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and the test for echo going out that way." - from "Jam! Showbiz" October 16, 1996.
Mike - Mountlake Terrace, Washington, for above 2